The contemporary outdoor sculpture exhibition

Launching for the first time this year, the inaugural sculpture exhibition Sculpt at Kew at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is set to become a popular fixture on London’s art calendar, appealing to all.

The first edition will take place between Monday 18th September and Sunday 15th October and will site original artworks in and around iconic landmarks and Kew Gardens, offering the unique opportunity to enjoy one of the largest and best exhibitions of outdoor and indoor sculpture in London.

Work by over 30 leading national and international sculptors will be featured. Between them, they will be showing over 60 original and inspirational pieces which will be curated to complement the different garden areas in a scenic outdoor trail. There will also be an indoor exhibition located in the gardens with a variety of smaller works.

Early confirmations of pieces suggest that visitors will enjoy bold and beautiful figurative and abstract sculptures with many inspired by flora and fauna. Featured sculptors will include Anne Curry, Geoff Jeal, David William-Ellis, Philip Blacker and Simon Gudgeon and many more. Sladmore Gallery will be representing an array of contemporary and 20th century artists including Nic Fiddian Green, Sophie Dickens and Mark Coreth.

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Explore abstract outdoor sculptures installed throughout Kew’s botanic gardens in a scenic outdoor trail featuring one of Britain’s leading contemporary Sculptors, Simon Gudgeon, and international Artist, Mark Dedrie, incredible life-sized animals by Piers Mason and Hamish Mackie and figurative pieces by Paul Vanstone. Also on show will be work by a range of contemporary artists represented by Sladmore Gallery including Nic Fiddian Green, Mark Coreth and Kendra Haste. Complementing the outdoor trail will be an inspiring display of indoor sculptures from Geoff Jeal, Simon Jago, Marcia Raff, Ann Coomber and many others.

There will be a wide range of work and styles spanning classic, modern and contemporary. Mediums include marble, stone, bronze, ceramics and glass. All works exhibited will be available to purchase, offering visitors the chance to view and own original works of contemporary art.

Sculpt at Kew is a four-week, international outdoor sculpture trail curated by leading exhibition and event organiser, Handmade in Britain, in collaboration with Kew Gardens. The exhibition will be open every day from 10am to 6pm, Monday 18th September to Sunday 15th October and is included in the cost of garden admission. A full colour exhibition catalogue and guide will also be available.

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Kew Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is a world-famous scientific organisation, internationally respected for its outstanding collections as well as its scientific expertise in plant diversity, conservation and sustainable development in the UK and around the world.

Kew Gardens is a major international and a top London visitor attraction. Kew’s 132 ha of landscaped gardens, and Kew’s country estate, Wakehurst, attract over 1.5 million visits every year.

Kew was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2003 and celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2009. Wakehurst is home to Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, the largest wild plant seed bank in the world.

Kew receives approximately just under half of its funding from Government through the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Further funding needed to support Kew’s vital work comes from donors, membership and commercial activity including ticket sales.

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Exhibitors for 2017:

Andrey Vrabchev
Andy Young
Ann Coomber
Anne Curry
Carol Peace
David Williams-Ellis
Geoff Jeal
Guy Portelli
Hamish Mackie
Hywel Pratley
James Connolly
Jan Sweeney
Jenny Pickford
John O’Connor
Katerina Porter
Lilly Henry
Louisa Forbes
Mallon Foundry
Marcia Raff
Mark Dedrie
Michael Blow
Nick Winter
Norman Yap
Paul Vanstone
Philip Blacker
Piers Mason
Robert Wood
Samantha Bunn
Simon Gudgeon
Simon Jago
Sladmore Gallery (Kendra Haste Mark Coreth, Nic Fiddian Green)
Sophie Marsham
Stephanie Cushing
Tim Hollins

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